German Settlers to the Eastern Cape and the Ancestors of R.B. Ziehl
By Susan Ziehl
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Published: April 05, 2012
Words: 21,341 (approximate)
In 1858 over two thousand German peasants left Prussia to settle in South Africa to replace the German Legionnaires who arrived a year earlier. This book deals with the conditions which led them to want to emigrate and the challenges they faced on arrival. Lists of military and peasant settler names and maps indicating where they came from and where they settled are included.
In 1858 over two thousand German peasants left Prussia (mainly Pomerania and Uckermark)to settle in South Africa.They were brought out in response to the failed German Military Settler Scheme of 1857. This book deals with the conditions which led them to want to emigrate and the challenges they faced on arrival in the Eastern Cape. Starting with the descendants of Carl Friedrich Ziehl – the book provides information on the Ziehl, Ziemann, Bagshaw, Wright, Mitford, Best, Shaw, Barnes and Dugmore families in South Africa. Lists of military and peasant settler names and maps indicating where they came from and where they settled are als included.
, south africa
, family history
, east london
, german settlers
, military settlers
, eastern cape
, immigrants to south africa
, kingwilliams town
, barnabas shaw
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